Chicago’s mayor and police superintendent will announce Wednesday that every police officer who responds to service calls will be equipped with a Taser and properly trained to use it by June 1, a spokesman for the mayor said.
The announcement, scheduled to be made at 2 p.m. CT (3 p.m. ET), will be part of a major overhaul in Chicago Police Department policy, mayor’s spokesman Adam Collins said.
It comes as Chicago officials scramble to deal with what critics have slammed as a police culture of “shoot first and ask questions later.”
In the latest incident, police shot and killed Chicago teen Quintonio LeGrier and his 55-year-old neighbor, Bettie Jones.
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After that incident, Mayor Rahm Emanuel cut short a vacation in Cuba and returned to Chicago.
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